July 2017 - Baseball Wiretap

Nationals Acquire Brandon Kintzler From Twins

Jul 31, 2017 6:44 PM

The Nationals acquired closer Brandon Kintzler from the Twins right before the Trade Deadline on Monday. Minnesota will receive Minor League left-hander Tyler Watson and international bonus pool money from Washington.

Kintzler, 32, is 2-2 with a 2.78 ERA and 28 saves in 45 1/3 innings for the Twins this season. He figures to form a dynamic late-inning trio with lefty Sean Doolittle and righty Ryan Madson, who were acquired from the Athletics earlier this month.
Watson is 6-4 with a 4.35 ERA for Double-A Hagerstown this season. He was rated the Nationals' No. 17 prospect by MLBPipeline.com.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

O's Send Prospect To Rays For Tim Beckham

Jul 31, 2017 6:41 PM

In the end, the Orioles didn't trade relievers Zach Britton or Brad Brach. They didn't deal away Welington Castillo or Seth Smith. Instead, Baltimore added both pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and shortstop Tim Beckham in advance of Monday's Trade Deadline.

Dan Duquette cited Beckham's pedigree as a former No. 1 Draft pick (in 2008) and his upside as key in the deal, which sent Minor League pitcher Tobias Myers to Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Beckham batted .259/.314/.407 (82-for-317) with five doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 31 runs, and 36 RBIs in 87 games with the Rays this season.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Mets Promote Amed Rosario, Will Make MLB Debut Tuesday

Jul 31, 2017 6:28 PM

The Mets are promoting shortstop Amed Rosario from Triple-A, general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday.

Rosario is the top-ranked prospect in Major League Baseball, according to ESPN's Keith Law. Rosario will make his big league debut Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies and will be in the starting lineup.


Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Phillies Send Joaquin Benoit, Cash To Pirates For Seth McGarry

Jul 31, 2017 6:24 PM

The Phillies have traded right-hander Joaquin Benoit and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league right-hander Seth McGarry.

Benoit, 40, was 1-4 with two saves and a 4.07 ERA in 44 appearances. He joins his eighth team in his 16 seasons in the majors.

McGarry had a 1.34 ERA in 31 games for Class A Bradenton this season. 


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Dodgers Trade Prospects For Yu Darvish

Jul 31, 2017 6:20 PM

The Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, have acquired right-hander Yu Darvish from the Rangers, the teams announced Monday.

Los Angeles landed perhaps the biggest name available right at the trade deadline. The Rangers will receive three minor leaguers: second baseman Willie Calhoun, right-hander A.J. Alexy and shortstop Brendon Davis. They are the fourth-, 17th- and 27th-ranked prospects in the Dodgers' system, respectively, according to MLB.com.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

D-Backs Send Prospect To Angels For David Hernandez

Jul 31, 2017 4:05 PM

The D-backs acquired right-handed reliever David Hernandez from the Angels on Monday for Minor League righty Luis Madero, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.


Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Get Reliever Tony Watson From Pirates

Jul 31, 2017 3:55 PM

The Dodgers have agreed to a deal with the Pirates to acquire left-handed reliever Tony Watson, a source told MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal ahead of today's non-waiver Trade Deadline. The clubs haven't confirmed an agreement.

Watson has a 2.68 ERA and 30 saves in his career.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Indians Acquire Reliever Joe Smith From Jays

Jul 31, 2017 3:40 PM

The Cleveland Indians acquired reliever Joe Smith from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, according to Fox Sports.

The right-handed Smith, 33, is 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 38 appearances this season.



Tags: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

D-Backs Place Owings On 60-Day DL; Acquire Rosales From A's

Jul 31, 2017 3:37 PM

The Diamondbacks placed valuable utility man Chris Owings on the 60-day disabled list Monday, shortly after acquiring infielder Adam Rosales in a trade with the Athletics.


Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Injury, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Astros Trade Aoki, Prospect To Jays For Liriano

Jul 31, 2017 3:32 PM

The Astros acquired left-hander Francisco Liriano from the Blue Jays on Monday, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney, confirming multiple reports.

MLB.com is reporting that outfielder Nori Aoki and minor league outfielder Teoscar Hernandez are headed to Toronto in return for Liriano.

Liriano, 33, is 6-5 with a 5.88 ERA in 18 starts for Toronto this season. He is 102-97 with a 4.15 ERA in 12 seasons.


Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Yankees Acquire Sonny Gray From A's
The A's are getting back SS Jorge Mateo, OF Dustin Fowler, and P James Kapriellan in the trade with the Yankees.


Yankees, A's Appear Closer To Making Trade For Sonny Gray
Yankees GM Brian Cashman has thus far been resistant to giving up the prospect package the A's are seeking for Sonny Gray.


Red Sox Send Three Prospects To Mets For Addison Reed
Addison Reed is expected to be the Red Sox' set-up man for closer Craig Kimbrel.


Tigers Trade Justin Wilson, Alex Avila To Cubs
The Tigers will receive prospects Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes, plus a player to be named or cash in the trade with the Cubs.

Detroit News

Aaron Judge's Debut Jersey Sold For $157,366
The winning auction bid is the highest price paid for any jersey worn in four major U.S. sports in the past 15 years.


Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson
The Astros are now considered the favorites in the hunt for lefty reliever Justin Wilson.


Baseball Hall Of Fame Welcomes Pudge, Bagwell, Raines
Bud Selig and John Schuerholz also were enshrined on Sunday in Cooperstown, New York in front of 27,000 fans.


Rockies Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Rangers
The Rangers will receive a player to be named from the Rockies in exchange for catcher Jonathan Lucroy.


Verlander In 'Win-Win' Situation As Trade Deadline Nears
Tigers veteran Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings on Sunday against the Astros.


Three-Time All-Star Lee May Dies At 74 Years
Lee May hit 354 home runs for four different major league teams.


Adrian Beltre Joins 3,000-Hit Club
Adrian Beltre is the first member of the Rangers, and the first player born in the Dominican Republic, to accomplish the milestone.


White Sox Trade Melky Cabrera To Royals For Two Prospects
The White Sox will receive pitching prospects A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis from the Royals.


Bay Area Icon Bill King Receives Ford C. Frick Award
Bill King was the A's radio play-by-play man for 25 years, and also broadcasted games for the Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors.


Tulowitzki's Injured Ankle Has Ligament Damage
Troy Tulowitzki's injured right ankle will be evaluated by a specialist.


Yankees Acquire Jamie Garcia From Twins
The Yankees will send minor league pitchers Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns to the Twins.


Sources: A's, Yankees Continue To Discuss Sonny Gray
Earlier Saturday, Billy Beane was ready to "walk away" and try trading Sonny Gray this offseason.


Price: I Could Have Confronted Eckersley 'Probably A Different Way
David Price would like to see Dennis Eckersley spend more time in the Red Sox' clubhouse.


Yu Darvish Can Easily Fix Tipping Pitches
Yu Darvish did indeed tip off some pitches in his last start against the Marlins.


Braves Place Matt Kemp On DL
Matt Kemp strained his right hamstring during Friday night's game against the Phillies.


A's Ready To Table Sonny Gray Trade Talks
Billy Beane appears ready to "walk away" from trading Sonny Gray before Monday's deadline.